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Adobe Photoshop Essentials PACK 3 - 5 Useful Applications

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6 Lessons (31m)
    • 1. PS Essentials Pack 3 PROMO

    • 2. Application 1 - Eye Color Change

    • 3. Application 2 - Hair Color Change

    • 4. Application 3 - Brushes

    • 5. Application 4 - Patterns

    • 6. Application 5 - Textures

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Adobe Photoshop Essentials PACK 3 is made up of 5 videos, containing every day useful applications of the software. In this pack, you will learn the following skills:

  • Eye Color Change
  • Hair Color Change
  • Brushes
  • Patterns
  • Textures

Each video is provided with its corresponding exercise files (when required) that you can download (Check the section Class Project).

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Joe Ghalbouni

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1. PS Essentials Pack 3 PROMO: Adobe Essentials. Back three features five everyday common examples off the software. Instead, off learning definition off a single tool in the software, you'll be learning the roll off each tool within an application. The's practical applications will help you straightaway learn how to use the program in its most efficient way. Do not hesitate to enroll now if you want to learn more about adult before a shop. 2. Application 1 - Eye Color Change: in this tutorial, I'm going to teach you how to change the color off tonight. So to start right away, we're gonna go to fine, open and from the directory off the exercise files that you can download in the link below , We are going to open the only image that we have. Tutorial nine, image one. So here we have the close up. Often I and you are going to see how we can change the colors without modifying the structure off the I. So first of all, we're gonna unlock the layer that we have to make it fully auditable by clicking on the key lock right there. If you're using an older version off for a shop, you might need to double click. Then we are going to select the part off the I which color we need to change. So we are going to proceed by using the dental right there, which will allow me to define a path and have a selection that I need now when the selection that I'm going to do in that example, I'm going to select all the blue area off the I minus the dark area right there. So I'm actually going to do to path on. I'm going to subtract one off them from the other. So to start, I simply click right here. Then I click here and I hold the click on my mouth, and I start to drag in order to have curve that follows the path of the. Then I maintain the all key on my keyboard and click right here on the anchor point so that I remove the tendency line so that I can freely continue to draw my path. If I keep the tendency line, it will draw a path, considering that this is attention to the path. So sometimes if I'm drawing a circle, it could be quite useful, actually. But in that case, I don't really need it, so I just got rid off it. I'm going to continue drawing the bath now. For those few who never used that tool, it might be difficult at first, but then it will come in handy and you'll see that it's extremely useful on Beautiful. If you want to practice using that tool, you can watch tutorial one how to remove a background. There's an example of that. So now that I closed my path and I have selected the I I'm going to go here to the path tab . I'm going to double click on this one in order to save it, and I'm gonna name it. I breath. Yeah, that way my path is now safe. Now I click outside off this path in order to create a new one, and I'm going to create a path for the inside of the eye. But keep in mind here while I zoom in that I'm going to keep this part because it contains a shade off fruit and once and I changed the color of the I off course want to change the color of this jail as well. So I'm going to proceed, just like I previously did. Now I'm going a bit fast so you can have a more precise bath yourself. Gonna zoom in a bit so taken. Make things dear on. Here we go. That's the second path that we have. So I'm gonna double click on it and name it. I bath to. Now that I have both these both, I'm going to click on the 1st 1 and then I'm going to click on load path as a selection here. What it does is that it defines my new path as a selection, a custom selection that I want, which I cannot obtain here with the regular shapes. And that is hardly feasible with the mouse. If I use the lasso tool, then I'm going to click on the 2nd 1 right there. And I'm gonna maintain the all key on my keyboard and I'm going to click on the load path a selection. Now, what it does is that it's going to reduce from this whole selection, this part right there. So it asks me what radius I should consider. I'm gonna keep it to zero on here. In the option, it tells me, Would you like to add this to selection to make it as a new selection and discard this one , or to make it as an intersect with selection in that case, since it it's contained with it within, So using an Intersect or new selection would have been the same. But if it was right there, for example, it would have only taken the intersection. So I'm going to use this obstruct from selection which was already chosen and Here we go. So now my selection is ALS that part minus that this one is not included. Now I'm gonna click here on the select option so that I can have this bottom right here, which is the refined Etch. Now, once I click on it, you can see that the edges that I have need to be a bit smoother. So I'm gonna play here on the smooth button. And that way the colors are not gonna be if you want coming out of the image. Because if I don't smooth out the selection, then the new color is going to be very brutal. It's gonna be like it was pasted over the original color, which is not what I want. I'm going to play a bit with the radius to see. Here we go. So I'm gonna raise the regis a bit so that the selection can take the entire blue color, and I'm going to raise with the contrast so that the inches do not stay that much blurry and I'm gonna hit, Okay, now that I have my new selection, of course, I could have selected that part as well. So you know not doing a perfect job right there. But it's just to show you the trick. Now that my selection has been defined, I'm going to go to image adjustments and I'm going to go toe color balance. So here in that picture, I have all these options that I can play with. I have the tone balance which could be between the mid tones, the shadows on the highlights. So, for example, if I want to go towards the red, if I choose shadows on go towards the red, the darker parts are gonna be changing in order to be more red. If I choose the mid tones and I go to the red now, the mid parts off the colors are shifting towards threat. And if I choose the highlights now, all of them are going to read. So let's suppose that I want to give this I a red color. What I'm gonna do is find of balance off my own taste between those three colors so I could start by the mid dome. That's what I would advise you to do and changed the amount of Fred that I feel suits me best Now, since this I contain a blue color. I'm going to reduce the blue right there in order to start having a color that I want. Then I need to emphasise on the shadows. So I'm gonna raise the red in the shadows. Why? Lowering the blue? And finally I ended with the highlights where I can give the bright amount of Fred while kind of reducing the blue. I'm no need to play with the magenta or green because it would create, as you can see, another color. So no need for now, just gonna get it back 20 Now, this was the color that I had and this is the new color that I have on. I simply hit, okay? And once I'm out of this election, you can see one size amount that I now have pretty reddish color. Now I still have some blue, so I could play again with the color balance in order to make it better. But if I compare with what I have and what I have now, I have clearly changed the color of the so this is extremely practical. In case you would like, for example, to do some special effects with the color off and I. Now what we're gonna do is we're gonna do the very same, but give this I green color. So we're gonna go to image adjustments on doing the same. We're gonna go towards call her balance and in the color balance, this time we're gonna go towards a greenish color which in that case, actually will be of it easier. So, as I told you, I start with the mid tones. Now I have a beautiful green, then with the shadows to give it a greenish color. And finally, the highlights not to make it right. So I don't go fully here in order not to saturate the area and make it unnatural. So I just give it what you need reducing here. That no on my hit. Okay. And that's what they have. So now I have a green color. As you can see, this is what I have, and this is not what I have. So that way I completely changed the color to green. Thanks for watching. And I hope you enjoy this tutorial and stay tuned for many more 3. Application 2 - Hair Color Change: in today's video, I'm going to show you how to change the hair color in two different ways. So first, we're gonna go to five open, and we're gonna choose the image that we have for this tutorial tutorial 10 image one for those off. You are not yet familiar with the concept. You can download the exercise file for free provided in the link below in the description. So I picked up a pretty simple image where I have a pretty straight hair so that I can show you both methods pretty easily and you're going to see why. So we have here pretty like straight hair pattern pretty shiny. So I'm gonna teach you how to preserve all the lighting that I have in that hair, but at the same time, be able to change the color. So the first method that I'm going to use is that I'm going to create a new layer over this one over the background layer here. By clicking this, I can write their create a new layer and with the new layer that they have created, I'm gonna choose the blending more off that layer to the mold color. That way this will allow me to color the hair without messing up the edges and most importantly, without messing up the lighting inside the texture. So let's suppose that I'm gonna give my person of blue hair. I'm gonna choose any blue color. I'm gonna make sure the brush is selected by right clicking here. I can choose the pattern off breast that I want. This is a hard brush. This is soft brush. I'm gonna go for a soft brush in order to have smooth edges. And I'm gonna reduce the opacity to 30 right there in case I'm not able to select it. I can also type it and the flow to 35. So what those two options will do is that they will allow me to have the part off this color every time I click. So if I want to give that fool blue color, I have to give several strokes. So it's an ideal set up in order to mimic painting. That's why I'm using a low capacity on the lower floor. You can if you want, try playing with those two variables and see the effects that it's going to give you off course. try them on normal layer, not on a color layer so that you can see the full difference. So now what I'm gonna do, I'm gonna simply start with my mouth by holding the left mouse button. I'm gonna color pulled apart on the hair. I make sure I don't touch the face, but at least as much as possible. Now I'm working with a mouse, but if you have a tablet with a pen, that's ideal. Now that's what I've done with one click. I can give several clicks to best again for a second time in order to give the shade off blue that I want. And most importantly, I can reduce the size of my brush, for example, and start giving strokes in other places so that I can give different tastes on the amount off blue. So you see, if I zoom in right there, you can see that the texture has been preserved on the lighting as well. What I did, however, is changed the colors. I can choose different colors. For example, Now I'm gonna delete this layer on. I'm going to create a new one just like just as I previously did, and choose the color blending option. And I'm gonna go for a green color this time. So I'm really choosing some exotic color. As you can see, I'm gonna go for the brush again. I'm gonna make it bigger just so that you can get an idea. Um, that's an example. With the green color right there, off course I can do with several times in order to give the amount of green that I want Now , sometimes there are some colors that unfortunately don't work with that matter. That's why we will have to use another way in order to give this hair the car that we want . So in order to do that, we're going to choose the mental right there, which will allow us to select a portion off the image that we want. So I'm going to start working right there with the mental in order to choose the part of the hair that I want. So I'm actually drawing a path around here like this, as you can see, and I have no my path now, I made a very, very quick bath, so it can be much more precise than that. Once I have my path right there. I'm gonna load it as a selection. So now my path has become a selection. Once my path has become selection, I click on the selection toe right there, the selection icon, and I'm gonna refine the edge. I want the edge to be smooth. So here it gives me an example of what my edge looks like. I can make it smoother right there so that it's a bit blurry on the edges and I can shift the edge of it to have some additional selection, and I'm going to click. OK, now that my edge is selected, what I'm simply gonna do is going to image adjustments and I'm gonna choose the color balance small. So in the color balance mold, I have three tone balance, which are the shadows for what I call the low lights, the mid tones and the highlights. So I'm gonna have to play with those three and play with these levels in order to get the level of I want. So that's suppose I want to go for a red color here. It's pretty clear that they have to make the red more important now by changing this right here, I can see what it gives me. I can keep it to zero, for example. Not that she here sane. I can feel that. Well, a bit off blue shouldn't be bad. Then I'm gonna go for the highlights. I'm going to strengthen the red, but not a complete strength, because it would saturate the picture. And I don't want that. I want to keep the lighting small in the shadow. You can give them out of Fred. Um, I click. OK, so just before you can see what I had and what they have now, so that has completely changed the hair color. I went for a red color this time. So as you can see here, the edges are a bit, you know, not well defined because I made a very quick selection. I can, of course, do quick and dirty job by selecting the Blur tour right there on blurring the edges that they have right there in order to he raised the sharp parts. But of course, the very quick and dirty job. But that way, you know, if you have, for example, a picture of yourself when you want to see how you would look with different hair color. You can try using any two off these tools. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial on. Make sure to subscribe to see more in the future. 4. Application 3 - Brushes: today, I'm going to teach you how to define your very own brush and how to use it properly. We're going to go right away to file open, and we're going to choose the first image from our exercise folder that you can download in the link below. Story in 15. Image one. So here we have a simple PNG image off a pain splatter. So PNG, which stands for portable network graphics, is a format that allows me to have a transparent background, unlike the Jay Peak, which doesn't allow me to do so. So once I have a transparent background, I can now define a brush that will only be the paint splatter right there. If I had any background, whether it was white colored or Grady Int anything you want, If I was to define a brush, it would have to find the whole square, like right there it would have defined all the pixels present in the picture. So now that I have my image right there, I can very easily go to edit, define brush preset, and I'm going to call this brush paint splatter one. Once my brush has been defined. If I go to edit and presets preset manager. That's where I find all the brushes that I have loaded. And the last brush is the one that I have just defined. So once my brush has been the file, I can simply close this image right there. And I'm going to open the second image, the one with the T shirt. So now the simple idea is for me to do several paint splatters over the T shirt in order to create a customized T shirt. So I'm going to create a new layer right there. I'm gonna then go to brushes and I'm going to write to click right there and choose Well, it was already selected and choose the rush that they have justified. So the advantage when you create your own brushes that you can choose any color that you want for your brush, let me first right click right there and choose 150 pixel size for my brush. And as you can see, it defined a brush with 400 pixels, which means it's the maximum. So if I go and choose more than 400 pixels, you're gonna start to see a lot off pixel ization in your brush. So in case you want to define a brush with a higher pixel level, you have either to choose an image that has a better resolution or create your own one through illustrator and have something Victoria, which doesn't have any resolution but then exported to something very highly reserve looted . So I'm going to choose, for example, the pink color. I'm gonna get my capacity to 100 on my flow to 100 as the first example, and then I'm going to simply click right there on the T shirt. And there you have it, the first paint splatter on the T shirt with the paint with a pink color. I can go, for example, with the blue, and now I have another paints. Better with the blue color. So very simply, I just have to click. I don't have to do any cut and paste. I don't have to redraw anything. So now let's suppose, for example, that I want to choose a green color and I want to have a 50% opacity on 50% flow. This could allow me, for example, to paint something over the already painted color And if I zoom in, you see you have that kind of beautiful overlapping between the two. I can also, for example, if I decide to go through a yellow color, have 200 pixel or let's say, 250 pixels for my brush. I'm going to go back to 100 capacity on 100 float, and I can simply based it right there at the bottom of the shirt. Of course, I can be defining several different brushes and used them all together in order to have my beautiful design for the T shirt that just give you an idea of how quickly I can do designs once my brushes have been defined and how it can use them through different pieces off clothing or just to give an idea. If I want to do something related to graphic design or Web design or for a client to give him an idea are off a prototype off product. That's how very easily I can do it. Of course, I can then decide to play with the blending off the layers right there in order to choose what's the most appropriate one that I want. We're in that case, I don't have much of a problem. But if the shirt was from a different color, or if I had several other layers mixed in, that would have been practical. Thanks for watching and stay tuned for more tutorials. 5. Application 4 - Patterns: today, I'm gonna teach you how to use patterns in for a shop. So first thing first we're gonna go to file open and we're going to choose the image that we have in the exercise file that you can down will provide in dealing below tutorial 16 image one. This is an example off a pattern that I have chosen randomly from the Internet in order to define it as a pattern. I'm simply going to go to add it, Define pattern, and I'm gonna call it pattern want. Now that this has been defined as a pattern, I'm simply going to close this file and I'm going to create a new file with 1000 times 1000 pixels with and height a resolution off 300 pixels per inch and a color modoff RGB color 16 bit, and I'm going to click. OK, there. I'm gonna choose an ellipse tool to draw shape, so I simply hold my mouse click here in order to have this following menu, and I'm going to click on Elop stool and once I'm have it, I have it. I'm simply gonna dragon drop right there in order to obtain the shape it's OK if it's not a perfect circle, it doesn't matter. And I'm gonna choose any feel color that I want. You can choose any color. It doesn't matter what mothers is for the shape to be filled and for the stroke color. I'm simply gonna put no color at all, which is a red line right there. Which means no color for the for this line, I Leinart. So I'm simply going to go to blending options right there. So all right, click here on the layer in blending options. I'm going to go to pattern overly and here I should observe this last pattern. But they have defined. And now all my sphere all or my circle, should I say, has the following pattern. I can choose the blending mode. For example, if I choose the solve or dark and since I have yellow, it starts to matter. So once you have a blending mode other than normal, the color that you choose behind starts to matter. So that's why, for example, if I have this fear, which is a picture on, I apply a certain pattern to it. The blending mode can be very interesting to work with because it could give me beautiful things that I haven't previously obtained. So I'm going to keep a normal blending mode right there and for the scaling. I can also play with the scaling, as you can see right there in order to change the type off pattern that I want. And once I have it, I'm simply going to click. OK, and there you have it. I have drawn a circle with a pattern. Now what I could do, for example, is that I could have another layer where I could define a certain section and copy, paste it into a new layer and defined a pattern over it. You can do anything you want, like you have many, many, many choices to do with patterns. But that's just a simple example to show you how to use patterns, how I define the customers pattern and how I used it in a shape. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and stay tuned for many more 6. Application 5 - Textures: today, I'm going to teach you how to use textures. First things first, we're gonna go to file open and choose tutorial 17 image five from the exercise. Five folders that you can download provided in the link below. This simply is a drawing that I personally did in the past off a storm trooper. So in order to associate a texture to this drawing right there, I have to go to file place embedded right there and choose any of the following structures or textures, if you will. That I have provided you Here is an example off a wooden texture, metal IQ, texture, plastic texture and cardboard texture. I'm gonna choose the metallic one in that case and hit place. Once the new texture has been loaded, I'm going to simply resize it so that it matches the previous layer and I'm gonna hit check . Once this has been done, I make sure my new layer is selected on. I'm gonna choose an overlay blanding mode right there. And once this has been taken, care off. I'm going to right click on the new layer and I'm going to click on rest arise layer to transform it from a smart object to regular layers so that I can edit it later on. And now that this has been done, I can, for example, use the razor and remove certain parts, for example, where I don't want the texture to be occurring. I can also play with the opacity for the fill option in order to apply as much of the texture as I want to be on. This is simply how you can apply textures to your different pictures or drawings. Hope you enjoy this tutorial and stay tuned for more to come.